Movies like Dark Water

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Dark Water (2005)
 5.6
 60K
Dark Water (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dahlia Williams and her daughter Cecelia move into a rundown apartment on New York's Roosevelt Island. She is currently in midst of divorce proceedings and the apartment, though near an excellent school for her daughter, is all she can afford. From the time she arrives, there are mysterious occurrences and there is a constant drip from the ceiling in her daughter's bedroom.
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, suspense, stylized, atmospheric, tense, gloomy, serious, cult film ...
Plot: ghost, divorce, parents and children, starting over, danger, haunted by the past, supernatural, imaginary friend, elevator, drowning, teacher, apartment, job seeking, family relations, single parent, estrangement, mother daughter relationship, death, hospital, storytelling, school, lawyer, water, doll, dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 2000s, year 1974
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city, seattle, seattle washington, new jersey

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Most similar movies to Dark Water

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and suspense films with plots about ghost, supernatural, danger, death, ghosts, mentor and brutality mostly in Horror, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Dark Water: The Skeleton Key (2005), The Ring (2002), The Eye (2008), The Echo (2008), Half Light (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Skeleton Key (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house's dark past.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, macabre, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: voodoo, occult, ghost, supernatural horror, black magic, attic, ritual, paralysis, plot twist, soul transference, spell, rite ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 325K
The Ring (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It sounded like just another urban legend: A videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer's death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter, Rachel Keller was naturally skeptical of the story, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, investigation, ghost, curse, race against time, life is a bitch, paranormal phenomena, murder, parents and children, uncover truth, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 52K
The Eye (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Violinist Sydney Wells was accidentally blinded by her sister Helen when she was five years old. She submits to a cornea transplantation, and while recovering from the operation, she realizes that she is seeing dead people.
Style: scary, twist ending, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, ghost, eye, seeing dead people, danger, blindness, death, demon, supernatural, fear, woman in danger, panic attack ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, new york, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 6K
The Echo (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bobby Reynolds is released on probation from Rikers and moves to the old apartment in East Village, New York, where his lonely mother lived and passed away. He finds a job as mechanic at the Houston Auto Repair shop owned by the supportive Hector ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic
Plot: ghost, riddles and clues, supernatural, family problems, domestic disturbance, danger, parents and children, grudge, gory, curses spells and rituals, ex convict, apartment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 31K
Dark Water (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman in the midst of an unpleasant divorce moves to an eerie apartment building with her young daughter. The ceiling of their apartment has a dark and active leak.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, scary, suspenseful, splatter ...
Plot: ghost, missing child, supernatural, mystery, haunted by the past, flooding, custody, parents and children, losing-it hero, danger, family problems, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.0
 13K
Half Light (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rachel Carson, a best-selling crime novelist, is devastated and filled with guilt over the accidental death of her son. Hoping that a change of scenery will help alleviate her suffering, she leaves her home in the city and moves into a vacant ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, enigmatic, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: ghost, lighthouse, murder, supernatural, mentally unstable, uncover truth, death of child, loss of child, death in the family, woman in danger, female protagonist, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 92K
The Ring Two (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rachel Keller must prevent evil Samara from taking possession of her son's soul.
Style: scary, macabre, suspenseful, brutal, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil child, mental institution, ghost, nightmare, supernatural, deadly, investigation, family problems, supernatural ability, small town, bathtub, female reporter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.4
 148K
The Orphanage (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage, intent on reopening it. Before long, her son starts to communicate with a new invisible friend.
Style: scary, macabre, twist ending, surprise ending, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, ghosts, ghost, death, orphan, supernatural, missing child, fear, haunted by the past, tragic event, life is a bitch, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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3101
 6.8
 258K
1408 (2007)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.
Style: scary, suspense, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: evil, ghost, haunted house, isolation, survival, fear, insanity, paranoia, trapped, danger, hallucination, paranormal activity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.7
 35K
The Fog (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Trapped within an eerie mist, the residents of Antonio Bay have become the unwitting victims of a horrifying vengeance. One hundred years earlier, a ship carrying lepers was purposely lured onto the rocky coastline and sank, drowning all aboard. Now ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, twist ending, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: fog, lighthouse, ghost, small town, supernatural, island, danger, vengeance, leprosy, mystery, haunted by the past, prophecy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.2
 30K
Boogeyman (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, New Zealand, Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Every culture has one – the horrible monster fueling young children's nightmares. But for Tim, the Boogeyman still lives in his memories as a creature that devoured his father 16 years earlier. Is the Boogeyman real? Or did Tim make him up to ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, nightmare, hallucination, supernatural, ghost, hometown, mentally unstable, danger, gory, destiny, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Don't Go to Sleep (1982)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young girl begins seeing the ghost of her sister who died in an accident a year earlier.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, grandmother, mischievous children, family problems, haunted by the past, death in the family, vengeance, starting over, parents and children, mystery, supernatural ability ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 65K
Ring (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A mysterious video has been linked to a number of deaths, and when an inquisitive journalist finds the tape and views it herself, she sets in motion a chain of events that puts her own life in danger.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, frightening, macabre, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, investigation, supernatural, woman in danger, back from the dead, danger, mysterious death, dark secret, supernatural power, journalist, curse, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 50s, 1950s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.4
 23K
Jessabelle (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman recuperating at her father's run-down home after a tragic accident soon encounters a terrifying presence with a connection to her long-deceased mother.
Style: scary, twist ending, macabre, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, voodoo, supernatural, danger, ghost, nightmare, curses spells and rituals, psychology, uncover truth, haunted by the past, spirit, sacrifice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1988
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.5
 33K
The Innkeepers (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: During the final days at the Yankee Pedlar Inn, two employees determined to reveal the hotel's haunted past begin to experience disturbing events as old guests check in for a stay.
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, hotel, ghost, paranormal activity, workplace, whispering, amateur detective, survival, workplace situations, escapades, danger, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
One Missed Call (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan, Germany, UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Several people start receiving voice-mails from their future selves -- messages which include the date, time, and some of the details of their deaths.
Style: mind bending, scary, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, asthma, death, investigation, supernatural, uncover truth, mystery, destiny, cowardliness, delusion, friendship, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
An American Haunting (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, Romania, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Based on the true events of the only case in US History where a spirit caused the death of a man.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals, justice, family relations, family, countryside, supernatural, witch, chase, death, school ...
Time: 19th century, 2000s, 1810s, year 2006
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.8
 50K
The Unborn (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young woman fights the spirit that is slowly taking possession of her.
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, afterlife, ghost, uncover truth, danger, ghosts, woman in danger, death, twins, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 140K
The Grudge (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: American nurse, Karen Davis moves to Tokyo and encounters a vengeful supernatural spirit known as The Grudge that often possesses its victims. When a series of horrifying and mysterious deaths occur – with the spirit passing its curse onto each ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, gory, curse, supernatural, mystery, murder, imaginary, suicide, vengeance, ghosts, family curse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: It has been five years since the disappearance of Katie and Hunter, and a suburban family witness strange events in their neighborhood when a woman and a mysterious child move in.
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil child, imaginary friend, videotaping, supernatural, garage, ghost, haunted house, graphic violence, danger, invisibility, poltergeist, levitation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, year 2006
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
What Lies Beneath (2000)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When Claire Spencer starts hearing ghostly voices and seeing spooky images, she wonders if an otherworldly spirit is trying to contact her. All the while, her husband tries to reassure her by telling her it's all in her head. But as Claire ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful, twist ending, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural horror, woman in danger, couple relations, adultery, infidelity, haunted by the past, dishonesty, danger, losing-it hero, spiritualism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vermont, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 77K
The Uninvited (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Anna returns home after spending time in a psychiatric facility following her mother's tragic death and discovers that her mother's former nurse, Rachel, has moved into their house and become engaged to her father. Soon after she learns ...
Style: surprise ending, scary, twist ending, slasher, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, uncover truth, ghost, parents and children, family in danger, family problems, siblings relations, evil woman, danger, pretense, woman in danger, mistrust ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1986, 2000s
Place: maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Carnival of Souls (1962)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Mary Henry ends up the sole survivor of a fatal car accident through mysterious circumstances. Trying to put the incident behind her, she moves to Utah and takes a job as a church organist. But her fresh start is interrupted by visions of a fiendish ...
Style: gothic, cult film, atmospheric, psychotronic, scary ...
Plot: ghost, female protagonist, supernatural, afterlife, haunted by the past, supernatural ability, danger, woman in danger, carnival, zombie, supernatural horror, car accident ...
Place: utah, usa, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 33K
Shutter (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan, Thailand
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A newly married couple discovers disturbing, ghostly images in photographs they develop after a tragic accident. Fearing the manifestations may be connected, they investigate and learn that some mysteries are better left unsolved.
Style: atmospheric, scary, serious, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: ghost, honeymoon, obsession, death, car accident, supernatural, haunted by the past, uncover truth, danger, spirit, revenge, photographer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, new york, mount fuji ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.0
 82K
Hide and Seek (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: David Callaway tries to piece together his life in the wake of his wife's suicide and has been left to raise his nine-year-old daughter, Emily on his own. David is at first amused to discover that Emily has created an imaginary friend named ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychologist, imaginary friend, haunted by the past, split personality, plot twist, small town, mysterious character, mystery, parents and children, family relations, family problems, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.8
 41K
The Forest (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in the Aokigahara Forest, a real-life place in Japan where people go to end their lives. Against this backdrop, a young American woman comes in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared.
Style: suspenseful, scary, enigmatic, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, missing person, family relations, in the woods, suicide, hallucination, maggot, violence, ghosts, forest, haunted house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, mount fuji, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Amityville Horror (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A family is terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a home that was the site of a grisly mass-murder.
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, murder, danger, family in danger, supernatural, domestic disturbance, family relations, parents and children, family problems, gory, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Sequel to the 2009 mezzo-mezzo supernatural horror purporting to be based on a true story in which a cancer-afflicted teen starts seeing things in the new Victorian house he and his family moved into.
Style: atmospheric, scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, family in danger, danger, parents and children, new house, murderer, dead man, evil man, nightmare ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, contemporary, 21st century, year 1993
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.3
 2K
Laddaland (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Thailand
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A family moves into a new house where they gradually begin to encounter paranormal and horror events.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, dark, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: family in danger, supernatural, family relations, parents and children, deadly, haunted house, ghost, death, black cat, evil spirit, paranormal activity, evil force ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In 1988, evil begins to terrorize young sisters Katie and Kristi for the first time when an invisible entity resides in their home.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, serious, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: paranormal activity, supernatural, witch, invisibility, child in peril, ghost, found footage, haunted house, evil force, terrorizing, supernatural horror, pursuit ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1988, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%